February 15, 2016

Brazilian state suspends larvicide used to combat Zika virus

The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul suspended the use of the larvicide Pyriproxyfen, used to treat water to combat the spread of the mosquito carrying the Zika virus, the regional government said Sunday.

In a communique, the state government said that "the suspension was communicated to the 19 Regional Health Coordinating Authorities,.. Read more.

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Why Brazil has a big appetite for risky pesticides - Reuters
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